Bandshell Concert Series

The Berks Arts Council has partnered with the City of Reading and Berks County to host free community concerts each summer at the City Park Bandshell. In 2020, we will celebrate 30 years of the Bandshell Concert Series with a diverse lineup of national and international artists which present unique musical styles to enjoy and explore music from around the world.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and, of course, their dancing shoes to City Park to experience great music in a natural setting.

The 2020 Season is planned to be held on Friday, September 11, 18 25 and October 2. Please note if Berks County is not part of an Open/Clear phase to have events of 250 or more this event will be rescheduled for July 2021. Face masks are strongly encouraged to be worn and social distancing will be required.

September 11 – Cocomama, World Latin Music. From New York City. Performance is part of the 2020 Berks County Celebration of Women in the Arts.

September 18 – The Commonheart, Soul, Rock, Blues. From Pittsburgh PA.

September 25 – Timmy Brown Band, Country Music. From Boston MA.

October 2 – The Albert Castiglia Band, Blues Music. From South Florida.

Any weather-related schedule changes are posted on Facebook and announced on local radio stations. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted in City Park. Dogs must be on a leash.

Food Vendors are available on site.

Berks Arts Council offers special thanks to the 2019-2020 Bandshell Concert Series sponsors: County of Berks, City of Reading, Reading Eagle , Inperium Management Services, First Energy Foundation, Lisa Tiger – Century 21 Gold Fine Home & Estates, Visions Federal Credit Union and Berks County Living.

Bandshell is supported through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.